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Flashcards in Plaintive - Pergatory Deck (20):
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Platitude

Meaningless truism; a dull remark

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Plethora

An over abundance, A lot of

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Ponderous

Heavy, dull, massive, clumsy

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Portent

A forewarning

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Pragmatic

Practical, doing what needs to be done

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Precipitate

To cause to happen suddenly

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Preclude

To stop from happening in the first place

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Preempt

to take the place of, or come before

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Prerogative

The right or privilege of a person or entity

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Pristine

Clean, unspoiled, pure

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Procreate

To reproduce

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Prodigal

Wasteful, recklessly extravagant

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Progeny

Descendants , children, offspring

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Proliferate

To spread or increase in number quickly

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Propensity

A strong, natural inclination or tendency

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Proselytize

To actively convert to a belief or point of view. Often a religious one

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Provident

Careful and preparing for the future

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Provisional

For the time being, conditional upon something

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Purgatory

A temporary state of suffering and misery, a midpoint between heaven and hell

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Plaintive

Expressing sadness or sorrow